"The [Green House] model has been praised by academics and doctors and seems far better suited than traditional facilities to stave off the spread of infection and the isolation that has devastated the elderly in recent months.”
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“Dr. Mark Attwood reported last week that a second round of testing showed there were no positive cases of the coronavirus at the Green House Cottages of Southern Hills nursing home in Rison despite some initial tests coming back positive.”
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"If there were to be an outbreak in a cottage, I think we're ideally suited for that in that again, we're only housed 12 people to a cottage and that we're taking so many preventative measurements that we're ready should an outbreak occur," Montgomery said at the time."
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“Downsizing current facilities is not as realistic as building smaller new ones. This was one driving force for Steve McAlilly, chief executive office of Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, Mississippi, who launched the first of what would become a national movement called The Green House Project in 2003…"
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Quote: “The article noted that one potential solution may be building smaller facilities, as the spread of infection is greater in bigger ones. These may include more facilities following the Green House Project, a long-term care concept originally developed in 2003. Each Green House has no more than 10 to 12 residents, each of whom has an apartment and bathroom while sharing a common dining area. With two nursing assistants and a nurse for every 10 residents, the Green House concept allows the staff to develop more lasting relationships with residents.”
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Quote: "’But anecdotal reports suggest that private rooms may be having more success at keeping the coronavirus at bay.
That is the conviction of the Green House Project, a nonprofit organization that oversees 266 small-house nursing homes. Of the 243 projects that supplied data in early May, eight reported having cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there were no deaths, said Susan Ryan, the organization’s senior director.
‘From a design perspective, this has only reinforced what we thought was a good idea,’ she added.”
Quote: “The Village doesn’t adhere to one care model. Jespersen also borrowed from other approaches around the world, including De Hogeweyk in the town of Weesp, in the Netherlands, and the Green House Project in the US. Both are community-like care homes that prioritize residents’ freedom of movement, and each also offers homey environments instead of institutional ones, providing residents with autonomy.”